Nocturne: A Play

Nocturne: A Play

Adam Rapp


"Fifteen years in the past I killed my sister."

So starts Adam Rapp's hugely acclaimed play Nocturne, within which a 32-year-old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic occasions that tore his family members apart.

With a prepared eye for human relationships and a deft ear for language, Rapp explores the aftershock of this incredible occasion. the daddy is so incapable of forgiveness he places a gun in his son's mouth; the mum so shattered, she deserts the kinfolk and finally takes depart of her sanity altogether; the son--only 17 years outdated on the time--sets out for brand spanking new York urban. There, he seeks an uneasy shelter in books and reinvents himself as a author. around the decade and a part that follows he attempts to deal with the ramifications of his personal affliction and estrangement whereas creating a determined look for redemption.

A devastating, stylish, and gripping dissection of the yank dream, Nocturne signs a courageous new voice in American theater.

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